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Honest and uncensored - this is not your father’s boring finance show. This show brings much needed ACTIONABLE advice to a generation that hates being lectured about personal finance from the out-of-touch one percent. Andrew and Matt are relatable, funny, and brash. Their down-to-earth discussions about money are entertaining whether you’re a financial whiz or just starting out.

Honest and uncensored - this is not your father’s boring finance show. This show brings much needed ACTIONABLE advice to a generation that hates being lectured about personal finance from the out-of-touch one percent. Andrew and Matt are relatable, funny, and brash. Their down-to-earth discussions about money are entertaining whether you’re a financial whiz or just starting out.
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Honest and uncensored - this is not your father’s boring finance show. This show brings much needed ACTIONABLE advice to a generation that hates being lectured about personal finance from the out-of-touch one percent. Andrew and Matt are relatable, funny, and brash. Their down-to-earth discussions about money are entertaining whether you’re a financial whiz or just starting out.




Recession Fire Drill: $250 Trillion World Debt Edition

A majority of economists polled by the Wall Street Journal think that a recession is in our future in 2020, 59% to be exact. Another 22% say 2021 making over 80% of economists think we’re between 1 and 2 years away from a recession. Ray Dalio, our hero and spirit animal, said in February 2018 that we were about two years away from a recession. So, according to him, we have one year left. It’s time to seriously prepare. We were about 2 years from a recession, 1 year ago. 2019 is either the...


Be Like Benjamin Franklin

He was a writer, a publisher, a statesman, an inventor, and a renowned ladies man. Ben Franklin was a civic activist, an abolitionist and founded the Philadelphia Abolition Society, the first abolition organization in America. He was the first person to petition Congress to abolish slavery two months before his death in 1790, decades before the country fought a Civil War over the issue. He was timeless because Benjamin Franklin quotes are still relevant today. And he knew a thing or two...


The Truth About The FIRE Movement

Today we’re talking about The FIRE Movement and the skills and mindset used to become Financially Independent which are diametrically opposed to a life of Early Retirement. In fact, Early Retirement will kill you. Figuratively and literally. F.I., R.E., and F.I.R.E. aren’t destinations, they’re milestones. The movement, that stands for "financial independence, retire early", generally involves frugality and saving as much money as possible in order to get out of the rat race and spend your...


Your Money Modus Operandi

Maybe you shop too much or are afraid of investing. As it turns out, it’s mostly your personality that guides how you deal with your finances. We call it your Money Personality and we want to break down what the four personality types are and how you can lean into them to improve your finances. Your money beliefs shape your decisions. So by understanding or recognizing your money personality you can find your weak spots and fix them as well as improve on your strengths. Knowing what drives...


Use Your Friends to Amp Your Salary

Today we have guest David Burkus on the show. He is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and business school professor. His newest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. We talk to him about salary transparency and using a network to grow your career and make more money. Show Notes: Friend of a Friend David's Website Philoso-Rapper...


The Retirement Account Showdown

We all know how important it is to be saving for retirement, the earlier the better. But when it comes to choosing the best retirement accounts the waters can be a bit murky. Today we're talking about all the different types of and help you decided which retirement accounts are best for you. Show Notes: Beer Geek Breakfast Mikkeller and Friends Harvest Special Ale Southern Tier Listen Money Matters Community to send in catchphrases The Financial Toolbox Learn more about your ad...


Five Questions: Vesting, Budgeting Styles and Starting a Blog

This weeks we are covering five listener questions are on vesting, budgeting styles, starting an opportunity fund, IRA's and starting a blog. Question One: Balance between the spender and the saver What I struggle with the most it getting my spouse to follow the budget. I have tried mint, and YNAB and a cash envelope system. How do I get her to follow a budget. Or maybe how do I 'trick' her into it? I'm not going to leave my spouse because of some money issues that don't cause us negative...


Deep Pocket Predators

Unfortunately, there are quite a bit of predatory financial schemes out there including pyramid schemes, sold debt, predatory lending, eve your financial advisor. In this episode, we’re going to try and shine a lite on them so in the very least you can approach them “eyes wide open”. Show Notes: Heaven Hell or Hoboken from 902 Brewing Co - IPA Beer Avery Promiscuous - Barrel aged Sour Beer The Financial Gym- Put your assets to work Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...


The Personal Finance Blueprint 2.0

The Personal Finance Blueprint 2.0 will show you how to build a strong financial foundation and show you when and where to start with investing. Show Notes Freddie Murkury IPA Mikkeller Brewing San Diego Leftover - Matts new home brew Betterment Smart Saver Simple Bank- No ATM fees here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


How to Make Passive Income a Reality

There is a lot of chatter in the personal finance world about passive income, why you need it and how great it is. But what is it and why is it such a topic of conversation? Passive income is money that you earn without doing much to make it. Some passive income ideas take a degree of upfront work to earn, like writing an e-book and some don't take any effort at all, such as investing with a robo advisor. Today we talk about what exactly passive income is and understanding the non-passive...


The Science of Buying Happiness

Can money buy happiness? Science is here once again to save the day and show us exactly how to spend our money (or our time) to increase our level of happiness. We'll investigate the science of buying happiness. If you aren't buying happiness, you're using your money the wrong way. Full Article Here Show Notes Beer Geek Breakfast: An Oatmeal Stout. Rumpkin: A pumpkin beer aged in rum barrels. Join the Listen Money Matters Community on Facebook by visiting...


5 Questions: Making Money, REI and Timing the Market

We get all kinds of great questions, and it can be hard to choose just five, but everyone is interested in making money, we have a ton of questions about real estate investing, and timing the market is something we covered years ago so wanted to revisit it for our newer listeners. We love listener questions, and we have good ones. Here are 5 questions about making money, REI, and timing the market. Full Article Here Show Notes Southern Tier Pumpking: The first pumpkin beer of the...


5 Simple Rules That Will Help You Make Better Financial Decisions

There are dozens and dozens of figures and formulas around anything related to investing but some of us (me) are math deficient and even if we are math savants. Sitting around calculating things before making any investment decisions is the total opposite our LMM’s Set It And Forget It philosophy. So if you have these few back pocket rules in mind, the mathematics of investing will be less mysterious. We know math is hard, but the mathematics of money are really straightforward and can help...


Women and Money with Suze Orman

If you’re interested in personal finance, you know who Suze Orman is. She has written nine best-selling books, is a financial advisor, a speaker, and a television and podcast host. Suze’s book Women & Money addresses some of the financial issues that are unique to women. Full Article Here Show Notes Schlafly India Pale Lager: A clean, malty lager. Brunch: Matt’s homebrew Be Good or Be Gone:Suze sold out the legendary Appollo theater. The event was filmed. You can catch Suze Orman: Women...


How To Handle Your Student Loans Like A Pro

Millions of us have student loan debt, and it hampers our progress towards financial independence. Let's get rid of it! We'll teach you how to handle your student loans like a pro. Because student loan debt is such a serious issue and because there are so many different ways to deal with it, we wanted to bring in an expert. Travis Hornsby from Student Loan Planner to explain how to handle your student loans. Full Article Here Show Notes Schlafly Kolsch:A classic, golden ale. Vincent Van...


What Is Tracking Your Net Worth, Worth?

Do you know your net worth, does it matter? Yes, knowing your net worth is important, and that number is important because what gets measured gets managed. If you don't know this number, you don't have an overall picture of how financially healthy you are. There are tons of numbers to track when it comes to your finances, and net worth is one of them. But what exactly is net worth and is it a number worth tracking? Full Article Here Show Notes Schlafly Ibex Celler:A Barrel-aged Imperial...


BONUS: Introducing Our New Show – Money Lab

Yup, that’s right. Now you can get more of Andrew and Matt on their new show – Money Lab. Matt started a podcast around the Money Lab brand back in April 2018. He invited guests to the show to talk about advanced topics around building and running an online business. It started with just Matt and some guests, but now he has a permanent co-host. Andrew Fiebert joined the show in July and together they have brutally honest conversations about running a business and what it really takes to...


What The F**k Are Stock Buybacks (And What Do They Mean For You)?

In fact, 2018 has been a record year for stock buybacks. By the end of the year, companies are predicted to have spent $1 trillion on buybacks. So why are so many buybacks happening now? The GOP tax cuts. The economy is doing well, and a lot of companies have a surplus of cash and don’t want to sit on it because it puts them at risk of being bought and it pisses off shareholders who want that money returned to them in either dividends or an increase in stock value. So what the f**k are stock...


The Easiest Way to Practice Travel Hacking with Credit Cards

Traveling is one of life's great pleasures, and it can be done for less money than you think. Especially if you have the right travel rewards cards and know how to use them. You can certainly go down a rabbit hole of ways to earn and maximize points. But realistically most of us don't have the time or patience for that. These are travel hacking tips that anyone can do. Anyone who pays off their credit cards in full every month. Full Article Here Show Notes Schlafly Local Oak:An ale aged...


Investing Tips When You Don’t Have Money to Invest

Investing advice is often crafted for high earners. What about the rest of us? We have investing tips when you don’t have money to invest. The most important component of investing is not having a lot of money to invest; it’s the amount of time whatever money you can scrounge up is invested. So start checking your coat pockets and couch cushions. Full Article Here Show Notes Chimay Pierre Trappist Grand Reserve Ale: A dark ale. Raspberry Lemonade Milkshake:An IPA from WeldWorks Learn...